|About the Special Music Today|
Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramirez
It is the most famous work by Ramirez (1921-2010). Misa Criolla was composed in 1964 and uses the musical language of Ramirez country, Argentina. Ramirez became very interested in the folk music of the many peoples who populated Argentina. This mass was composed shortly after Vatican II Council and combined the Spanish text with indigenous instruments and rhythms. Ramirez was inspired by a visit to Germany after World War II where he met a group of nuns who led him to consider writing this “spiritual piece.” The work is a synthesis of popular and liturgical styles using such rhythms as the vidala-baguala, the carnavalito, chacerera trunca and carnival cochabambino.
Soloists: Erin Hackel, Sarah Harrison
Drums: William Erickson
String Bass: Tyler Honsel
Piano: Sara Parkinson
Conductor: Constance Branton
You may freely distribute this with complete information on its source.